§ 45. Mr. G. PETO
asked the Prime Minister whether he will introduce a provision in the Standing Orders for the suspension of Members salaries, simultaneously with the suspension of their services?
§ Mr. J. H. THOMAS
Before the Chancellor of the Exchequer replies to this question, may I ask him also whether, simultaneously with considering this question, the Government have considered the circumstances arising out of the absence of service due to the shift system?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Churchill)
In answering this question, I will at the same time answer the preliminary interpolation of the right hon. Gentleman. The proposal of my hon. Friend is a matter for the decision of the House, and, until the Prime Minister is convinced that it is the general wish of the House that such a rule should be laid down, he does not propose to take any action.
What about those opposite who come only twice a week, and some who do not attend at all?